1961 – Fayetteville, AR – $675,000

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Added to OHD on 6/11/18 - Last OHD Update: 8/10/18 - 45 Comments
1100 E Rockwood Trl, Fayetteville, AR 72701

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The iconic E. Faye Jones "Butterfly House" is now available. This is arguably E. Faye Jones most recognized residential design and has been owned by the same family it was designed for since construction in 1961. This home has been almost completely preserved and original since construction. You will notice the first of several classic Fay Jones designed light fixtures as soon as you walk into the home. Two massive fireplaces, soaring ceilings, and an abundance of natural light. A wonderful dining room and office both with custom built ins. Over 3, 000 SF of secluded outdoor patio space. Many building plans and elevations will convey.
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Ryan Russell, Equity Partners Realty
(479) 750-9500
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45 Comments on 1961 – Fayetteville, AR – $675,000

  1. Gamblerlady717 says: 9 comments

    There aren’t any words to describe what this does to my MCM loving self LOL

  2. ReginaKT says: 55 comments

    Fascinating home! I would love to explore all the nooks and crannies! 🙂 Looking at the kitchen photos, what is that metal thing next to the sink? Could it be the cooktop? Also, where is the fridge??

    • LoriH says: 3 comments

      It is a fold down electric range. Notice the vent in the ceiling above? Most had a standard looking vent hood, this one does not.

      • ReginaKT says: 55 comments

        Thanks, Lori. That’s what I thought it was. But I still want to know where the fridge is??? 🙂

  3. RossRoss says: 2249 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    Wow. Wow!

    What a treasure.

    What an intact treasure!

    And the dining room chandelier? Also a treasure. I had one a few years ago. It’s a knock-out.

  4. Glenn Hahn says: 49 comments

    Wow! What a gorgeous home. First thing I thought was how much and and where does the pool go? Then ….I am going to need a interior designer/decorator with some serious MCM chops

    • GypsyGypsy says: 70 comments
      wrong for my taste

      It has to be a kidney shaped pool though! Or maybe one of those “Esther Williams” drop in ones….but I don’t think they are being made anymore.

      I would get SOOOOO tired of washing windows, but this is spectacular!

  5. LoriH says: 3 comments

    This is not my style of home but I sure can appreciate the fact that the original build looks intact. It is definitely a rare find!

  6. JimHJimH says: 3433 comments
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    E. Fay Jones (1921-2004) worked for Bruce Goff and was a summer intern with Frank Lloyd Wright. He built his own home in this neighborhood in 1956, which Wright visited and praised, leading to many commissions for Jones. This one was designed for businessman William D. Harral (1903-1977), whose family still owns it. Great house almost as built, without the shag carpet!

  7. MonChiChiPox says: 197 comments

    Would it be sacrilegious if the first thing I did was yank up all that carpet and put in the shiniest, most high end wood floors I could manage? God I love this house.

    • ddbacker says: 286 comments
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      1971 Uninspired split-level
      Prairie Village, KS

      Probably, but if you can afford the $850K, you can do what you want. 🙂 With all the other wood in the interior, I’m not sure I would go with wood on the floors. I think these carpets might be original, at least in the living room. I don’t know what would be appropriate in this situation, but I tend to agree that the sea-foam green carpets have outlived their usefulness.

      • AmyH says: 49 comments

        Stone tile was used a lot (slate, travertine), as well as some linoleum or linoleum tile in kitchens and baths. Somebody used cork–might have been Eichler–I would think one of the styles without a lot of pattern might be a nice foil to the wood. I’m with Steven F that the outside didn’t draw me in as much as the inside.

  8. Tommy QTommy Q says: 452 comments
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    1912 Craftsman
    Fort Bragg, CA

    Yessir, Doris Day — in heels of course — and yours truly living the life of ’50s swells. Governor and his wife are over for dinner at six, don’t forget we’re meeting Bette and Jimmy at the club for brunch tomorrow. This is hands down my favorite house ever on OHD.

    Unfortunately, I’m about $400K short on the deal.

    I’ll never forget this one…

  9. PurpleLime says: 11 comments
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    Farmhouse Elkins, AR

    I work in Fayetteville. If I could afford it, I would live here, it is 1/2 street over from my very favorite neighborhood in Fayetteville, Mount Sequoyah. If you are looking at a map you might think Rockwood Trail could connect but there is an ordinance against any road ever crossing over Mt. Sequoyah. Every house is different from the next with loads of character (some appealing, some not). Mt. Sequoyah Woods does have biking/hiking trails running across it. Fayetteville is a beautiful city (on the Tree City USA list in 2016) with a very good economy.

  10. hollyq says: 82 comments

    I HATE this style house and mid-century styles. I LOVEEEEEEE this house! I almost didn’t click on it, but boy, I’m glad I did. I’ve noticed over the last couple years my tastes and preferences are changing in almost everything. Hmmm, time to explore more like this!!!

    • TXJewelTXJewel says: 229 comments
      1920 Thurber Brick 4 Square
      Strawn, TX

      hollyq, I totally agree! I also seem to have evolving house style preferences. Of course, before finding OHD I really didn’t know what I liked.

  11. StevenF says: 454 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    I’m so happy that this one made from this weekend’s link exchange. Thanks to PurpleLime for sharing! As I said this weekend, this is the very first Wright-esque home that I would actually enjoy living in. Typically, I love the exteriors of these homes, but the interiors are not my thing. This one is the opposite with a sort of blah exterior and AMAZING interior. The rooms are unorthodox shapes, but they work splendidly! I love how the graceful lines of the neoclassical-designed dining room chairs are accentuated by the contrasting geometric design of the dining room.

    I wonder what’s under the carpet? Terrazzo? Concrete?

    Please, I hope nobody gut the bathrooms and kitchens.

  12. CoraCora says: 1664 comments
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    Clinton, TN

    Straight-up MCM scrumptiousness. Yum!

  13. Beverly Reed says: 20 comments

    I’m glad this house exists. I’m glad it satiates many a MCM appetite. I would love to tour it; I would hate to live in it. May it find its lover/owner who will treat it with kindness and integrity.

  14. Mo says: 8 comments

    Quite possibly the fridge is modular and IN the cabinets. We looked at a house while I was still in school. One selling point was the modular fridge, with sections of it where you actually needed them to be to work efficiently. I’ve never seen another one since, and the GE only barely comes close, being all in one location.

  15. Brokentoe says: 10 comments

    I just want to pour martinis and host fabulous parties…..

  16. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 614 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    If Don Draper had been a billionaire this would be his home. Sheesh, keep ’em coming Kelly, your sending us all over the edge. 🙂

  17. BethsterBethster says: 581 comments
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    1927 Spanish
    NY (house is in VA), NY

    Not really my favorite style, as houses go, but those kitchen cabinets are fantastic!

  18. Trudy says: 25 comments

    What everyone else said…I’m not an MCM appreciator usually, but this one…. So gracious. Waiting for the party to start. I can picture it all. Helps to be a child of the 50’s maybe 🙂

    And the pink bathrooms. Deal. Closer.

  19. DA Hupaylo says: 19 comments

    E.Fay Jones taught architecture at the University of Arkansas for many years and was given a distinguished professor award, later serving as dean of the school. He designed many homes in the Fayetteville area. Probably his most famous design was Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, AR, which is listed on the National Historic Register. During my 6 years as a student at U of A, I was able to visit many of his houses and even attended parties at one. There is a definite feel of Frank Lloyd Wright in all his houses, the low to high ceilings, wood and masonry, efficiency of materials, etc. I hope the next owner respects the architecture.

  20. kmmoore says: 217 comments
    Weatherford , TX

    The angles remind me of George Jetson’s house. This home is stunning in every sense of the word.

  21. luv4stephen@aol.com says: 38 comments
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    I would need some pearls to wear when cooking.

  22. curtdyer305@gmail.com says: 7 comments

    Stunning house! I’m sure there’s terrazzo under the carpeting just like in the kitchen

  23. srcassel says: 14 comments

    Sweet God YES!
    I absolutely adore this house.
    Just stunning

  24. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 766 comments
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    1936 Tudor

    Incredible, lovely house! The staggering amount of built in shelves, cupboard, storage, drawers, hide holes–just makes me want to go investigate every single one. WOW.

  25. Allyson says: 43 comments

    Modern art in house form!
    So much to love and I’m intrigued by all the nooks and crannies. Wish I could explore them all!

  26. Fletch says: 2 comments

    Does anyone know what that wooden platform is in picture 24? Looks like it’s another angle to the walk-in closet from the photo before.

  27. Robinjn says: 190 comments
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    1978 Split level
    Columbia, MO

    Speechles. Just speechless.

    The carpet is way, way past its prime. I wonder if there is terrazzo under it? But other than that, this house is just flawless. I am an unabashed MCM groupie. The space, the light, the angles, love it all. Every single bit.

  28. Jennifer HT says: 801 comments
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    Anthem, AZ

    I am in love!!! WOW!

  29. Purista says: 4 comments

    This is a beauty. Thanks! Looks like it could fly…yet, paradoxically, one of the beautiful things about it is how it hugs the ground. It’s a testimonial to the teachers–FLW, Goff–that this is FLW-ish, yet not at all multi-planar and cantilevered as FLW’s later Usonians tended to be. It’s angular–the Unitarian Society Meetinghouse with wings. It follows the FLW/Goff School aesthetic principles but is not a clone. There is some amazing work out there by 2nd and 3rd gen. disciples, including those of Goff, such as Bart Prince, who move the aesthetic forward in creative, stunning ways.

  30. Dana says: 31 comments

    Holy crap, I feel like I’ve walked onto the set of the brady bunch!

  31. Imbroglio says: 33 comments

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  32. Eileen M says: 201 comments

    I grew up in the 50’s and I do not like MCMs. While I can appreciate the fact that this home is original, it still offends my sensibilities. Give me a victorian, please.

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